Community Action House Holiday Food Drive

Van Wylen Library continues to  host a food drive to benefit Community Action House of Holland.  Please consider picking up a few extra items next time you go grocery shopping to help families and individuals who are in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at the display in the first floor of the Library beginning Monday,November 23.  We appreciate your participation!

Healthy food pantry items:

Spaghetti Sauce
Whole Grain Brown Rice
Canned Fruit (in 100% juice)
Shelf-Stable Fruit Cups (in 100% juice)
Canned Vegetables (low sodium or no salt added preferred)
Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce (low sodium or no salt added preferred)
Whole Wheat Flour
Canned Meats (tuna, salmon, chicken – in water, with 140mg sodium or less per serving)
Dried or canned beans with no salt added
Peanut Butter (with non-hydrogenated oil)
100% Vegetable Juice – no salt added
100% Fruit Juice
Low Sodium Broths
Soup with less than 400 mg sodium per serving
Sugar Free Pudding and Jell-O
100% Whole Grain Pasta and Crackers
Whole grain/High Fiber Cereals without added sugar (Shredded Wheat)
Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat
Shelf-Stable, Low-Fat Dairy Products (dry milk, evaporated milk, boxed milk)

Donations of personal items are also welcomed, as these cannot be purchased with food stamps:

Laundry soap
Dish soap
Multi-purpose cleaners
Shampoo and conditioner
Bar soap
Toilet paper
Tooth paste

By Michelle Yost, Interlibrary Loan

Community Action House Holiday Food Drive

CAH holiday food drive 2014

Beginning Monday, November 10, Van Wylen Library is hosting a food drive to benefit Community Action House of Holland.  Please consider picking up a few extra items next time you go grocery shopping to help families and individuals who are in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at the display in the Library lobby.

High Priority Needed items:

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Whole grain rice
  • Canned fruit (in its own juice)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken – packed in water, not oil)
  • Dried pinto beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Bottles of 100% fruit or vegetable juice

Donations of personal items are also welcomed, as these cannot be purchased with food stamps:

  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Multi-purpose cleaners
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth paste

A complete list of needed items can be found here: http://www.communityactionhouse.org/most-needed-items/

–by Michelle Yost, Interlibrary Loan Associate